I’m honored that my book is included on this list of semifinalists for the 2022 Iron Horse Book Prize! Big thanks to Leslie Jill Patterson and to everyone over at Iron Horse Literary Review—both for this honor and for always pouring such immense care and attention into the process. And congrats to all the other semifinalists!!
Semifinalist for Iron Horse Book Prize
Published by Lana Spendl
I am a writer living in Bloomington, Indiana. My chapbook of flash fiction, We Cradled Each Other in the Air, was published in 2017 by Blue Lyra Press. My short stories, poetry, and personal essays have appeared in The Rumpus, Hobart, The Greensboro Review, The Baltimore Review, New Ohio Review, Zone 3, Notre Dame Review, and other journals. I hold an M.F.A. in creative writing and an M.A. in Hispanic literature from Indiana University Bloomington, where I served as nonfiction editor to Indiana Review. I am originally from Sarajevo, Bosnia, and my childhood was divided between the Balkans and Spain due to the Bosnian war in the early 90s. I am working on a short story collection that explores pockets of life in southern Europe following the war in the Balkans. Stories from this collection have appeared in The Baltimore Review (Spring 2018), The Cortland Review (2014 Winter Feature), The Greensboro Review (Issue 91), and Epiphany (Women Writing Women series). View all posts by Lana Spendl